Scholarships for Graduate Students

Graduate students may be eligible for a scholarship under several award programs listed below. Please note that students may receive assistance from only one program. Additionally, if all of your charges are covered by an external source, you are not entitled to receive Mount Saint Vincent funds toward the covered expenses. To maintain scholarship eligibility, students must be enrolled in a minimum of two classes per semester. In order to qualify for a Serviam or Greater New York Educators’ scholarship, all admission requirements must be completed, and applicants must provide proof of affiliation from their declared organization.

Yellow Ribbon Scholarship
Mount Saint Vincent is a participant in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs G.I. Education Enhancement Program.

  • $1,500 per semester scholarship match

The Sallie Mae Fund’s Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program
In partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, The Sallie Mae Fund’s Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program helps increase access and completion of higher education among students of color and those from underserved communities.

The Bridging the Dream Scholarships are available to minority students and those from marginalized or underserved communities, including Black, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, low-income, first-generation, and students from rural communities, among others. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents and Pell Grant-eligible.

The Bridging the Dream Scholarship for Graduate Students: Coming later this year, The Sallie Mae Fund will also offer (10) $10,000 scholarship to minority students and those from disadvantaged communities who are pursuing a graduate degree. Students can apply now through March 8 at

For official scholarship rules, visit

Serviam Scholarship
Current and former participants in AmeriCorps*, Peace Corps*, Jesuit, Lasallian, and Vincentian Volunteer Services, and civil servants (police/fire/EMT/corrections) in good standing are eligible for this scholarship**.

  • $1,500 per semester

*Matching grants may be available.
**Not available for Teacher Education programs.

CMSV Alumnae/i Scholarship
Awarded to students who completed an undergraduate degree at the College of Mount Saint Vincent and are matriculated in a graduate program at CMSV.

  • $1,500 per semester

*Not available for Teacher Education programs.

Graduate UFT Courses—CMSV Professional Grant-in-Aid
Certified teachers currently enrolled in a graduate UFT course will be eligible for a $500 CMSV Professional Grant-in-Aid for each additional course taken towards completing the certification.